[wp-hackers] Reviews for Plugins

Eric Mann eric at eam.me
Tue Nov 1 17:48:14 UTC 2011

I'm not 100% sure how welcome that would be.  From a user perspective,
having the star rating widget in my site would be one more thing adding to
clutter.  Having WordPress automatically remind me to vote after X days
would be equally distracting.

However ... with the new pointers feature in 3.3 it would be relatively
easy for plugin/theme authors to take this into their own hands and remind
users to vote.

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Ryan Frankel <ryan.frankel at gmail.com>wrote:

> I am not sure if this is the correct list for this but I have an idea that
> would be REALLY helpful to the review system for plugins (and probably
> themes too).  One of the things I have noticed is that while tons of people
> download and try plugins the feedback mechanism for coming back and putting
> a start-review is poor.  Most users, when the plugin works correctly,
> simply never come back to add their vote.  I was wondering if WP put a star
> system right on the 'Installed Plugins' page if more people would use it.
>  This would be similar to how the Apple review system works.  Another
> option would be if someone has had a plugin installed for X days they would
> get a reminder message to review or vote on the plugin.
> I just feel like some system to encourage and promote rating plugins
> directly from the back-end of WP would be a great deal of help to everyone.
>  I know this isn't something that would happen quickly but I am just
> throwing it out there to see if anyone else has thoughts on this.
> Ryan
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